Digital Smile Makeovers ▼

Virtual smile makeovers (dental work simulator) -

This is the hub page for our collection of before-and-after picture sets that we've custom made (for free!) for website visitors, simulating the type of improvements that their own dentist should be able to make toward giving them a more perfect smile.

[Why not submit your own picture for a digital makeover? - It's free!]

What kinds of cases have we simulated?

  • Ever wonder what you'd look like with straight teeth? - We have a whole category of makeovers that illustrate the "braces simulator" thing (view cases).
  • Or how porcelain veneers (view cases) or dental crowns (view cases) can be used to create the perfect smile? We have virtual makeovers that showcase that type of transformation too.

5 ways to pick out digital makeovers from our database of cases.

  1. Recently completed cases. - This group of makeovers covers a wide range of dental conditions and their solutions.

    (Note: If you're considering submitting your own picture for a simulation, looking at our most recent cases can give you an idea of the level of image quality we require.)

  2. Dental condition / procedure categories. - We've noticed that a lot of our cases are similar, either by way of their initial situation or the procedures used to treat them, so we've organized them into about 20 groups.
  3. Applications pages. - When composing these pages we've combined several makeover cases together, so to give examples of how specific dental procedures are routinely used to remedy specific types of cosmetic dilemmas.
  4. Recently viewed cases. - This is a sampling of makeovers that other website visitors have found interesting.
  5. If you'd like, you can also search through our collection of virtual smile makeovers by case title.

1) Recently completed cases.


Using partial orthodontic treatment and over-sized crowns to establish smile uniformity.

When this person submitted photos for consideration for a smile makeover...

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Tooth crowding and missing teeth. - The fact that this smile suffers from both having crooked teeth and some missing ones make getting a normal-looking result difficult. Using dental crowns to mask the fact of missing teeth. - The solution this person wanted us to illustrate was: 1) The use of partial orthodontic treatment to some what idealize the positioning of the teeth. 2) The placement of oversized dental crowns to fill in and mask locations where teeth are missing.

Perfecting the symmetry of a smile by placing dental bonding and tooth recontouring.

This dental makeover showcases a smile that's in the middle of having...

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Dental bonding - Bonding is ideal for making minute changes for teeth. And, as this case shows, just making minor changes for several teeth by placing it can really improve the symmetry of a smile. Tooth recontouring - This case also illustrates how minor shape and alignment improvements can be made by trimming and buffing down selected teeth just a little.

Transforming a smile with orthodontic treatment and porcelain veneers.

When this person submitted their picture for a makeover simulation, they mentioned that...

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Lower front tooth crowding - It's easy to see with this case how correcting the misalignment of lower teeth sometimes significantly improves the look of a person's overall smile. Enhancing the shape of teeth with veneers - This simulation also illustrates the type of tooth shape changes that placing veneers can typically provide, and explains some common shortcomings.

Resolving severe tooth crowding.

It seems increasingly that our virtual smile makeovers involve simulating the out come of orthodontic treatment. With this case...

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Severe tooth crowding - This digital makeover illustrates the type of results that having orthodontic treatment should be able to provide. Gum line issues - This case explains how the act of having orthodontic treatment frequently resolves/corrects gum line irregularities.


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2) Smile makeover categories - by dental procedure and condition.


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3) Cases recently viewed by other website visitors.

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Our most viewed case so far today.

Using dental crowns to repair the damage caused by bruxism.

This digital smile makeover provides an example of teeth that have worn, primarily due to bruxism (...

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a) Tooth grinding - The wear pattern visible with this case suggests that a history of bruxism is involved.b) Dental crowns - This case explains why dental crowns would likely make the best choice for making repairs.


4) Applications pages - What techniques do we illustrate?

Here's an overview of the types of cosmetic dental procedures we feature in our makeover simulations. With each one, we link to "applications" pages that discuss how that procedure can be used to correct specific types of dental conditions.

a)  Porcelain veneers  (including Lumineers®).

A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded onto the front surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. These veneers can be an excellent way to make a cosmetic change for a tooth. As compared to dental bonding, they usually look more natural and resist staining better.

As a disadvantage, porcelain veneers are usually more expensive and, if used in the wrong application, can be prone to breaking. Unlike dental bonding, if a porcelain veneer does break, typically the whole veneer must be replaced. They usually cannot be patched or repaired.

View virtual makeover cases that feature porcelain veneers:

b)  Dental crowns.

Dental crowns can be used to make the same type of cosmetic changes for teeth that porcelain veneers can. However, unlike veneers which only cover over the front side of teeth, crowns cup over and encase the entire tooth.

In comparison to porcelain veneers, dental crowns are stronger and more durable. But because making a crown involves trimming away a significant amount of tooth structure, they usually aren't the best choice for making a cosmetic change unless the tooth also requires the non-cosmetic benefits that a crown can provide. Like porcelain veneers, there is typically a fair amount of cost involved when dental crowns are placed.

View smile makeovers that feature dental crowns:

c)  Dental bonding.

The term "dental bonding" can refer to a number of different, yet related, dental techniques. In general, after a tooth's surface has been properly prepared, dental bonding can refer to any process where a dentist attaches white-colored dental filling material to a tooth.

Dental bonding might be used to improve the appearance of an isolated defect on the surface of a tooth, to replace tooth structure that has chipped or broken off, or to repair damage caused by tooth decay. This technique can also be used to resurface the entire front side of a tooth, strictly for cosmetic purposes.

When compared with other cosmetic procedures, dental bonding can be relatively inexpensive. And placing it is completed in a single visit. One disadvantage of dental bonding is that it has a tendency to stain over time and, in general, isn't as lasting or durable as other types of restorations. However, if dental bonding does chip or break it can usually be easily patched or repaired.

View digital makeover cases that feature dental bonding:

d)  Teeth whitening.

Using a teeth-whitening process can be one of the simplest and least expensive ways to make a substantial cosmetic improvement with a person's smile. There are a number of different whitening techniques that might be employed, including:

While most tooth-whitening techniques can usually be counted on to produce at least some color change for a person's natural teeth, they will not (with a few exceptions) produce a lightening effect for existing dental work. Additionally, any tooth whitening that is achieved will have a tendency to fade over time.

View smile makeover cases that feature whitening teeth: Home